Johnson C. Smith University and The Charlotte Writers’ Club, along with nearly a dozen other community partners, is planning Carolinas WordFest, a celebration of the power of words and the wealth of talented writers in North and South Carolina who employ them so effectively. WordFest, which will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, in various venues in Charlotte’s First Ward, will include not only poets, memoirists and novelists, but scriptwriters, playwrights, storytellers and lyricists.
James B. Duke Memorial Library Director Nooma Monika Rhue will be telling stories in First Ward Park from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m., 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. as part of the children’s activities portion of the event.
The free, inclusive, interactive festival also will offer panels and workshops, as well as a book market with author signings. However, the focus will be on performances and pairings that mix genres and media. Playwrights will seek audience feedback on works-in-progress; divergent voices from fiction and nonfiction will reflect the immigrant experience; and children will take home stories born of their imaginations. Designed to educate and entertain, Carolinas WordFest will inspire both today’s wordsmiths and readers and those of the next generation.
For more information: https://carolinaswordfest.com/